Alternative to flimsy chain locks

Alternative to flimsy chain locks

This is a discussion on Alternative to flimsy chain locks within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I, like many other people, like the option of being able to actually see/speak to the person on the other side of the door, and ...

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    Alternative to flimsy chain locks

    I, like many other people, like the option of being able to actually see/speak to the person on the other side of the door, and perhaps pass them something (a phone or whatever). I believe in "whatever you do for the least of my brothers," so I'm probably going to at least try to assist someone who seems to be in need. Anyway, flimsy chain locks on doors don't really offer any security, and I'm 5'0"... not exactly enough meat on me that my foot on the door is going to stop someone. So we installed a front door that I think helps solve a lot of these problems. Thought I'd share it here. I'm proud of it. lol

    It's solid mahogany with a speakeasy window. The window has a metal decorative grill over it... the holes are just wide enough for me to pass a phone or rolled up piece of paper through it. So I can look at and speak to someone through it, and pass a phone through it, and never have to unlock my door (which also has a thick bolt on the bottom that slides into the floor). Yeah, someone could shove the barrel of a gun through it and shoot me in the face, but I guess that's the risk I'll take for helping my fellow man. And even if they do, the door is still locked, so it gives someone else inside a chance to grab a weapon. ;)

    I've included a pic of the door from the interior and the speakeasy window from the outside.

    SpeakEasyDoor.jpgSpeakEasyWindow.jpg


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    Can you post a picture of the front of the door, and were did you find it?

    I like it, and might want to get something similar
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    I'll try to get a pic of the front for you... right now I have a baby on my lap. lol

    I had it made by a custom door maker locally. But if you google speakeasy doors, you can find some cool stuff.
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    ...that door oughta stop a bullet pretty well, too...somebody's making some great steps toward being safe in troubled times!!!

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    I like it!
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    They actually sell one looks very much like pic at home depot special order around 1000 installed solid mahogny they dohave a display of it.
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    Sure beats my door , the glass door type
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    Ya. nice beats mine also.

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    I have a thick, sturdy speak-easy door as well. But I would recommend making the phone call for the person instead of handing it to them. You might not see the phone again. Fully understand the desire to help. I try to follow my Christian faith but also try to do so without placing myself or my family at unnecessary risk.
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    Why on God's Green Earth, would you pass a phone to someone outside your door? That's ludicrous!!! If someone needs to call someone, and it's a true emergency, you can make the call yourself, from inside and the safety of your home.
    I have a smart phone, as do about 75% of folks now days. Never would I had the phone out the door to a total stranger. Gotta git your head on straight, unless you live in a perfect world, and there is no crime.

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    Ok, maybe I am missing something. Aside from being out the $20 cost of my cordless home phone, how is passing it to someone a risk? I don't have any numbers or information stored it in. I'd never pass out my cell phone.

    I'd rather risk the $20 than stand at my door, distracted, relaying messages back amd forth between the person at my door and someone on the phone.

    But if there's something I'm missing, I'd like to know.
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    I guess I could see that 911 would have a harder time finding me if I called them on my cell because my house phone was compromised, but that srems like splitting hairs, since I am sure the cops wouldn't make it in time either way...
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    Nice! looks a bit like Dr. Nesseciter's from "the Man with Two Brains", but more solid.
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    Since you explained that you were passing the cordless house phone through the window, it makes perfect sense.
    It wouldn't do them any good without the base anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianCowgirl View Post
    Ok, maybe I am missing something. Aside from being out the $20 cost of my cordless home phone, how is passing it to someone a risk? I don't have any numbers or information stored it in. I'd never pass out my cell phone.

    I'd rather risk the $20 than stand at my door, distracted, relaying messages back amd forth between the person at my door and someone on the phone.

    But if there's something I'm missing, I'd like to know.
    I think that people assumed that you were passing your cell phone out the door.

    I think it's a good looking door, I applaud the choice of solid wood and the extra bolt at the bottom, and I think that the speakeasy window is both esthetically pleasing and a good idea for when things "go bump in the night".
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